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Modified Organism
Flax modified for herbicide tolerance
Record information and status
Record ID
104316
Status
Published
Date of creation
2012-10-24 16:34 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2012-10-24 16:34 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

Living Modified Organism identity
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LMO name
Flax modified for herbicide tolerance
Transformation event
Unknown
Developer(s)
Agritec Plant Research
Agritec Plant Research
Zemedelska 2520/16
Sumperk
Czech Republic, 787 01
Phone:+420 583 382-111
Fax:+420 583 382-999
Email:info@agritec.cz
Url:Agritec Ltd.
Description
Flax and linseed plants were genetically modified to introduce the bacterial bar gene, which codes for tolerance to the herbicide phosphinotricine (AKA glufosinate ammonium) to obtain flax plants that are more tolerant to the herbicide application.
Recipient Organism or Parental Organisms
The term Recipient organism refers to an organism (either already modified or non-modified) that was subjected to genetic modification, whereas Parental organisms refers to those that were involved in cross breeding or cell fusion.
Linum usitatissimum - Flax, Flax, Linseed, LINUS
Characteristics of the transformation process
Vector
Binary vector plasmid  pMG8; pBin19
Techniques used for the modification
  • Agrobacterium-mediated DNA transfer
Genetic elements construct
 
CaMV 35S promoter
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Phosphinothricin N-acetyltransferase gene
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Nopaline Synthase Gene Terminator
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Nopaline Synthase Gene Promoter
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Neomycin Phosphotransferase II
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Nopaline Synthase Gene Terminator
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Further details
Notes regarding the genetic elements introduced or modified in this LMO
Transformed genotypes contain, in addition to the bar gene, a selectable marker, nptII, which confers resistance to kanamycin for easier selection of genetically modified tissues and plants.
LMO characteristics
Modified traits
Common use(s)
  • Research
Additional Information
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